HCS mains optional public administrator question paper 2009
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HCS mains optional public administrator question paper 2009

HCS Mains 2009  Public Administrator  (Code 19) 

Time 3Hours                    Maximum Marks : 150

Note :Attempt FIVE questions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Question No.1 is compulsory. Answer two questions from Part - I and two’questions from Part - II, The parts of same question must be answered together and must not be interposed between answers to other questions.

1. Write notes on any four of the following : (4 x 7.5 = 30)

a) “Organisation is a system of consciously coordinated activities or forces of two or more persons.” 

b) “ Public and Private Administrations are the two species of the same genus, but they also have special values and techniques of their own.

c) “Truly comparative administrative studies are empirical; nomothetic and ecological.” In this perspective, examine the

current status of Comparative Public Administration.

d) “The rise of Prime Minister’s Secretariat and the Cabinet Secretariat in India during the past three decades is an

indication ofthe growing centralisation oprlicy and decisional authority in the position of the Prime Minister."


e) ‘Citizen’s charter” is the most important innovation in the context of promotion of customer- orientation of

Administration”. Discuss.

f) “Though India emerged as a sovereign state after independence , the administrative system remained the same as was during the British Period”


2. Trace the origin of Ombudsman in India and comment on its working. (30)

3. “All policy—making is decision— making , but all decision -making is not policy-making”. Elaborate. How does a policy

emanate and what course does policy—making in government follow? (30)

4. Critically examine the model of Max Weber and Chester I Barnard with reference to ‘bureaucratic authority". (30)


5, “In the Chief Secretary, the State Government has an of?cer whose counterpart does not obtain in the Union Government.”Elucidate ’ (30)

6. Critically comment on Riggsian Prismatic Sala model of administration of developing societies. To what extent Indian .

administrative system exhibits prismatic characteristics? (30)

7. Discuss the major problems of management and working of Public Sector Undertakings in India .Give suggestions in the

light of liberalization policy to improve their performance. (30)